Spear phishing is one of the most common attacks today. This personalized email attack targets anyone who has access to sensitive information or the ability to send payments, and no company is too small or too large to be a victim.
Many people thinking of phishing and spear phishing as the same thing. To be clear, phishing involves sending a generic email message to as many recipients as possible. Spear phishing is a much more personalized attack and normally has a greater payoff if it succeeds.
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